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5 ways to avoid the fireworks in your factory

Top electrical safety tips for industrial customers

1. Find a supply partner with 24/7 support
Emergencies can happen any time of day or night. Bringing production to a halt and causing unnecessary downtime can cost your business dearly. Find a supply partner who is always on call and at your side in good and bad times. The right partner will understand and meet your product, service, stock holding and delivery needs. Haslop & Mason's account managers are knowledgeable and on standby 24/7 to assist with stock and installation advice. We carry the load so that our customers don't have to. If a part or product is out of stock, we work with a network of trusted suppliers to solve the problem in the shortest possible turnaround time.

2. Use trusted and reliable brands
Reputable brands are about much more than a quality product. Prompt and supportive post-sale service is just as important. Don't shop around for individual products but rather invest in a long-term relationship with the right supplier, who will have the industry experience to select the right brands for your needs. They should not just sell you the product but support it too. You must be confident that the manufacturer will stand by the warranty. Avoid cheap imports. Yes, it may look like the same product, appear to do the same job and be cheaper on price in the short term but it could end up costing you a lot more in the long run.

3. Carry out regular safety checks
Regular safety audits are essential for ensuring that your facility runs (literally and metaphorically) like a well-oiled machine. One of the essential steps is a machine safety check to prevent possible harm to operators. Visual identification also plays a key safety role and all cables and pipes should be clearly labelled to indicate contents and direction of flow. Cutting into a 'water pipe' that turns out to contain electrical cables could cause fireworks indeed! Haslop & Mason supplies a range of hand-held and large-format printers that are fit for purpose.

4. Schedule routine maintenance
Scheduling regular preventative maintenance may be inconvenient but it is absolutely necessary. Don't wait until it is forced on you by a machine breakdown. When it comes to carrying out routine maintenance, investing in a lockout safety system will also prevent the accidental switch-on of a machine while a team member is working on it. Haslop & Mason provides the tools and resources to carry out your maintenance procedures effectively and safely.

5. Embrace new technologies
Industrial electrical products are under constant development. New technologies can offer a safer, more energy efficient and controlled operating environment. It is certainly not cost-effective to upgrade unnecessarily but Haslop & Mason offers customers regular training so that they can come and learn about any product improvements and make informed decisions for their business. Staying current on industry developments can save your money and keep you ahead of your competitors.